AIT was the host college for this year's Intervarsities Track and Field. It proved a happy venue for Cliodhna Manning, Carlow IT, as she took the gold in the 400m in 54.47 just ahead of St Joseph's Sophie Becker. Brother Jack, having the first leg for the winning DCU 4x400m relay team, also collected Gold. There were further relay medals for KCH athletes. AIT student, Louise Holmes, won bronze with her college 4x100m relay team. Callan Byrne, Carlow IT, won silver with his 4x100m team. Callan also represented the college in the 100m where he placed fith in the semi-final. [...]
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KCH hosted today's Parkrun in the Castle Park. Thanks to Nicholas Dunphy, PRO, who erected the club tent there was shelter for the officials from a very cooling breeze at the top of the hill. Brian Maher spoke to the gathering expounding the merits of the Streets of Kilkenny. It was fitting that the first home was club member Trust Mtinsi. A number of club juveniles handed out fliers to promote the race. Thanks to Graham Bourne for getting the club involved and taking on the role of Race Director for the day.
Eoin Everard and Brian Maher made the trip to Dunboyne today for the annual 10Km Road Race. The trip was worthwhile as Eoin placed second in 30.12 and Brian was a close third in 30.13. Meanwhile Toss Hayes was in The Netherlands for a half marathon. A good run saw him complete the race in 1.05.45. Well done Men.
It was a busy weekend at the All-Ireland Juvenile Indoors in the Athlone Arena. It was an eventful weekend for under 12 athlete Molly Daly. Running in her first Indoor All-Ireland she finished 4th in the 60m (8.85) on Saturday and showed great class to take the gold in the 600m on Sunday. Also going in the 60m was Oisin Henderson who had an excellent time of 8.76 for the event. Alex Cullen (U14) competing in three events was a busy athlete. With a PB of 4.83 in the Long Jump he was rewarded with a silver medal. He also [...]
Peter Lynch continued his running development at the Mike Fanelli Classic in San Francisco today. Representing the Tulsa University in the 5K he finished secondin his race in a new PB time of 14.18.
Approximately twenty club members travelled to Mallow today to competein the 10 mile road race. Pat Purcell was first of the men home in a little over one minute while Clare Dermody was the first of the ladies. Among those who finished the race were Maired Lacey, Oonagh Guilfoyle, Anita Byrne, Joya Burns, Roisin O'Dwyer, Jackie Varley, Geraldine Grogan, Dympna Kelly, Catherine Ryan, Conor Darcy, Conor Bolger, Ciaran Hughes, Noel Maher, Mervyn Doyle, Paul Phelan, Declan Walshe and Michael Grogan.
The Schools International cross-country was held in Santry today. Tom Lodge was part of the Junior Irish team. Running his usual strong race he placed fifth on the Irish team(22nd overall). With the the team coming third Tom got his first international medal.
Current F4L members invited past members to join them in a timed 3K in Scanlon Park tonight. "The Reunion" was planned as a fundraiser for cancer patient, John Holmes. John needs support to pay for the Pembro drug prescribed by his consultant. Despite the wet night there was a good turnout and in excess of one thousand euro was donated. Following the run a party was held in the club room with loads of spots. Thanks to all who took part, made donations, contributed spots and goodies for the party and not foegetting Vincent Gutherie who supplied the Timing clock. Well [...]
There were some excellent individual performances by our club members at the Schools CC Finals in Clongowes. Tops were Tom Lodge, third in Junior Boys and Shay McEvoy, fourth in Senior Boys. In the teams Loreto were tops with the Intermediate girls taking first place, helped by Eleanor Godden and Abby gilsenan. St Kierans had teams in third place in Minor, Junior and Senior. Harry Boyle, Kealin Gray and Sean Young were involved with the minors. Joey Dalton and Joe Kearns, along with Tom Lodge were Junior runners. In the senior race we had Shay McEvoy, James Kearney, Kevin Burns [...]
It was a night of celebrations in the Set Theatre at Langon's as the young and not so young from the club came together to acknowledge the achievements of our athletes during 2018. Vice Chairman Brian Leahy welcomed everyone to the Set, congratulated all the athletes and thanked the coaches and club officials for their dedication throughout the year. He also thanked parents and families of athletes for their valuable support. Our sponsors were also thanked for their generosity. The citations were delivered by club coach, Sean Lynch while the presentations were made through Competition Secretary, May Hutt. Following the [...]